Department of Numbers

Maine Job Growth

There were 612,300 jobs in Maine in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 666,183 employed persons for the month. Maine added 3,200 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,118 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Maine job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 612,300 +3,200 +2,700
CPS 666,183 +1,118 +18,972

Maine Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Maine as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Maine

CES employment peaked in February 2008 for Maine at 620,900. Since then 8,600 jobs have been lost in Maine according to the employer survey. From a trough of 590,200 in August 2010, Maine has gained 22,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Maine reached a maximum of 672,035 in December 2006. 5,852 jobs have been lost in Maine since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 636,537, Maine has added 29,646 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 612,300 3,200 666,183 1,118
October 2016 609,100 -4,000 665,065 1,243
September 2016 613,100 -1,600 663,822 2,210
August 2016 614,700 -3,100 661,612 2,695
July 2016 617,800 3,700 658,917 2,178
June 2016 614,100 2,400 656,739 1,806
May 2016 611,700 -500 654,933 2,290
April 2016 612,200 -2,400 652,643 1,298
March 2016 614,600 1,600 651,345 1,627
February 2016 613,000 -1,600 649,718 1,491
January 2016 614,600 3,700 648,227 1,257
December 2015 610,900 1,300 646,970 -241